Apartment fire kills five in Seattle suburb
A mother in suburban Seattle could only watch in agony as her four young children and a man were killed by an intense apartment fire early Saturday, her neighbors said.
Jared Wilson said the 30-yearold woman was able to escape the two-bedroom ground-floor apartment and stood outside as heavy smoke and flames engulfed her home. All four children were 10 or younger, fire officials said.
“She couldn’t speak — she was just hysterically screaming,” said Wilson, 27, who lives on the building’s third floor.
The names of the victims and the relationship between the woman and the 32-year-old man who was killed were not immediately available. Investigators were working to identify the cause of the blaze in Redmond, about 12 miles east of Seattle, but said there was no immediate indication of arson.